We’re on the search for the best accompaniments to our seafood.
We’ve seen some of the incredible dishes that you all make with the fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, but what do you serve with it? We want to see your best sides dishes, your tried-and-true, all time favorite things to serve with Sitka Salmon Shares fish.
The Side Dish Contest Basics
Our annual recipe contest is a big deal with high-stakes (check out past Recipe Contest winners), and we wanted to be able to showcase more imaginative and incredible cooks with more contests. With this shorter contest we’re looking to add your best side dishes to our collection of recipes, to help other salmon nerds create complete meals.
Our Sitka Salmonsharesians Facebook group is an incredible resource for members to share their culinary adventures, stories, and inspiration. Join our Facebook group to participate in the vote.
After all the recipes have been entered, the Culinary Team will pick the top four recipes from the list. Then it’s up to the Salmonsharesians to select their favorite of the four, which we’ll name People’s Choice. To mix it up a little, the Culinary Team will also pick a favorite, which we’ll call the Culinary Choice.
Don’t forget to join Salmonsharesians so you can vote!
The Recipe Contest Rules
These are the short form rules to be posted as a blog post. View long form rules here.
- The contest is open to everyone, both members and non-members. Persons must be legal U.S. residents in one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
- Contest begins at 12:01 am Central Time on March 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on March 14 (the “Deadline Date”). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on the Deadline Date.
- All recipes must include a list of ingredients with specific amounts and step-by-step instructions. Other recipes may serve as inspiration, but all recipes must be original content, and not previously published.
- Submit your recipe here.
- Original recipe content only, maximum of two (2) recipe submissions allowed.
- A team of Sitka Salmon Shares culinary experts will determine the top four (4) semi-finalist recipes based on the three judging criteria.
- A Culinary Choice will be chosen from the four (4) finalists by the official contest judges. A People’s Choice will be chosen based on a poll in the Salmonsharesians member-only Facebook page.
- The winner(s) will be announced the week of March 22. Prizes will be awarded to the top four (4) semi finalists, and an additional Prize Box will be awarded to the Culinary Choice and People’s Choice winners.
The Recipe Contest Criteria
All recipes will be judged by the SSS culinary team. In the event of a tie, the recipe with the higher innovation score will win.
- Innovation: is your recipe a stunning original idea? Does your recipe have your personal spin on it, something that makes it special to you?
- Taste: are the flavors in your recipe balanced? Is every bite absolutely delicious?
- Kitchen-friendly: how approachable is your recipe? Does the recipe have easy-to-find ingredients, or appropriate substitutions for the unique ones?
The Recipe Contest Prizes
Winning recipes shared on Sitka Salmon Shares social media. The four semi-finalist authors will all receive a cool Sitka Salmon Shares beanie, and the two winning People’s Choice and Culinary Choice winners will receive an additional Prize Box of fun Sitka Salmon Shares swag.